Are You Lonesome Tonight (2005 Single)

Jan 30, 2005
Are You Lonesome Tonight (2005 Single)
The sixth single to be released, the fifth in a series of seventeen re-releases eligible to chart. Design As with the previous single releases this CD-single comes in the original US cover for the outer sleeve, the inner sleeve contains a copy of the original UK wrapper, a standard RCA sleeve. The vinyl edition only has the original UK sleeve, so no picture sleeve. Yes we know we are repeating ourselves … and believe us we will do it more with the upcoming twelve singles. Content This single contains the songs “Are You Lonesome Tonight” coupled with “I Gotta Know” and the famous laughing version of the title track as a bonus. The title song is one of Elvis’ best know performances; it has been featured on countless releases over the years. But that is not without reason, the song is very strong and Elvis sings it with a tear in his voice. Or as a Billboard reviewer stated it “nobody could sing a love song like Elvis”. Appreciated even more that the original version is the laughing version of the title track. No matter how often you hear it, a genuine laugh cracks you up every time. The flip site “I Gotta Know” sounds like a no nonsense easy listening fifties song with matching theme. Elvis could have sung this one a bit less loose, with more aggression. If BMG is smart, they use this song to promote the “Love Elvis” compilation which was released last week, and vice versa. Using the laughing version in the advertisement for this single could draw some extra buyers too. A lot of people simply want this version in their collection. Conclusion Last week Elvis topped the chart again, this classic, coupled with the laughing version should be able to do that trick again. For those who don’t care too much about the charts, these detailed reproductions are real gems to collect on either CD-single, vinyl (or both …). Quiz! Courtesy of BMG Nederland you can win a copy of Elvis' single "Are You Lonesome Tonight", simply use the banner in the left menu on our portal.
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Riozzi (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2005report abuse
i know it's to late to make a difference,but on cduk elvis held the number 1 spot for 5th week. Cat deeley ( a big elvis fan ) said that they could not play AYLT as the elvis estate would not let them. did anybody else see and hear this.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 5, 2005report abuse
i have a spare copy of AFSAI. any real elvis fan needing a copy to complete their set can have it. £3-99 plus post. find me by using your search eng. search for 'derek hume' and look the mufc site in comber co. down, northern ireland. email address is on this site.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2005report abuse
great shot of elvis
phantom3428 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2005report abuse
HMV seem to have both formats available for order now on their web site. Good luck to all those who have gaps still to fill like myself
King Of Western Bop (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2005report abuse
The CD's and 10" Vinyl versions are available at the U.K. Amazon site.
P.S. My last post did not contain an E-mail/link. It is the actual name of the site. Besides, H.M.V. Online has been mentioned and that wasn't considered a link.
King Of Western Bop (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005
Invisible because there was a link/email included
KEV78 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
It appears that more copies of the cds are becoming availible, the average price on e-bay seems to be about £10 which is well below the price of previous releases, i managed to get a copy from my local woolworths! for the first time !
ttwiise (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
no extra copies in bournemouth, same old problem no 10" for me! HMV online are selling most of the cd`s at this time so if cd`s are your wish get online and grab them!

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